/ Going leashless and home made efforts!

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Darkskys - on 25 Nov 2012
I remember a few people off here a while back mentioning going leash less and a chap had made his own (with attached link to a step by step guide) which looked as if it worked quite effectively. Anyone know where this link is or have any advice of how to do this?

Cheers chaps
Jamie B - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Darkskys:

If you want to get one on the cheap I can sell you an old Grivel one for 9 posted.
Ron Walker - on 25 Nov 2012
In reply to Darkskys:
Use old climbing rope with the core removed and insert shock cord inside! If feeling flush buy tubular tape and do the same. Knot and use dog leash clips to attach ;-)
neuromancer - on 25 Nov 2012
highcamp - on 26 Nov 2012
In reply to Darkskys:

Tethers/Umbilicals: http://alpineinstitute.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-leashless-ice-tool-tetherumbilical.html

For pinky-rest, the best I've seen is to use a Black Diamond ice clipper (plastic biner for racking ice screws, remove the gate and the upper curve, and then use two hose claps to clamp it to the shaft. Wrap the hose clamps in plastic.

Here are a couple other ones:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/Articles/Gear_and_Reviews/DIY_Pinky_Rests_for_Non-Leashless_Tools_717.ht...

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cm-quasar-leashless-mod/107565553#a_107566598

or you can make a true Frankentool:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos/Misc/Frankentool_46592.html

Good luck.
Darkskys - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to Darkskys: cheers chaps, sorry for not getting back earlier but one of the links on here was the one I was looking for :)
Rampikino - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to Darkskys:

I made some of these a few years back - think it was cored 6mm with bungy cord threaded through, tied off at the ends onto mini krabs. Worked a real treat but since then I have moved to some very dinky units.

I now have 2 of the extending springy coils that come on the end of the nutkey and linked into the end of the quarks with mini krabs. they come together on a spinner to connect to my harness. Incrediby compact and work very well.
Darkskys - on 27 Nov 2012
In reply to highcamp: some of the idea's on the links are insane! especially the frankentool...whoever thought of this needs to have a quiet word with themself hahaha

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